Catalina Highway Pillow by Mary Ann Stephens
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Catalina Highway Pillow

Knitting
December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with two strands of Spindrift held together as one
US 7 - 4.5 mm
20" square shown with notes for a simplified, 18" version included
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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The Catalina Highway Pillow is a Fair Isle style project using twelve different colors of Spindrift, with two different-colored strands held together as one throughout, giving you a DK weight project out of jumper/fingering weight yarn. Kits and yarn packs are available through Mary Ann’s online shop, Kidsknits.com. (Pillow form insert and optional zipper not included.)

In all, the pillow cover uses twenty 25g-balls of Spindrift (some of those twelve colors are used more often than others.) The sample shown is steeked, bordered and zippered. The pattern includes detailed instructions and photos, making these machine-sewn steeks a breeze.

Down in America’s Southwest, up in the northeast corner of Tucson, AZ, you’ll find the Catalina Highway. At its base in the Sonoran Desert, the landscape is punctuated by the lively reds and oranges of ocotillo and cholla cactus flowers alongside the dusty greens of the stately saguaros, with their big, creamy white blossoms. As you zigzag your way up the highway, you’ll leave the desert behind as you climb Mt.Lemmon, passing rocky outcroppings, towering evergreens and one breathtaking view after another. In one of the country’s loveliest 30-minutes rides, you’ll travel from the warm, blooming, high desert to America’s southernmost ski mountain. Hope you brought a sweater! ;)